The Warsaw Pact

  • R. T. Maddock


The Warsaw Pact, the Eastern bloc counterpart to NATO, was formed in 1955, not so much as a military response to that organisation, which after all had been in existence since 1949, but to the incorporation of West Germany into the Western alliance system.1 It was from the beginning as much political as military in conception2 though its ultimate rationale necessarily influenced the structural relationship between the members.


Bargaining Power Military Expenditure World Price World Prex Warsaw Pact 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. T. Maddock
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  1. 1.Department of International PoliticsThe University College of WalesAberystwythUK

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